For teachers and educators

School children learning about nature at Westport Lake education centreSchool children learning about nature at Westport Lake education centre

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn about the natural world - at our education centres, in your school or out on a local nature reserve or park.

We have a wide range of programmes and activities aimed at different key stages to complement the curriculum.

Whether pond-dipping in the spring, hunting for butterflies in the summer, looking for colours in autumn or making camp fires in winter, children will be having fun while learning.

All of our activities are fully risk assessed and delivered by skilled and experienced members of staff.

Education Centres and Nature Reserves

Bring your school to visit one of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's outstanding education centres or visit a nature reserve near you. Learn more

 

 

At your school

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers a variety of exciting programmes that we can deliver in your school.

All activities are designed to have strong links with core areas of the National Curriculum and to be hands-on and engaging. Learn more.

GCSE and A-Level Fieldwork

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers a number of courses covering the Geography and Science curriculum. These courses will help students to gain the necessary fieldwork skills. Learn more.

To find out more email education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 880105

 

School grounds improvements (Nature Space)

Are you looking to improve your school grounds?

Find out more about involving the whole school in creating a space for nature that everyone can enjoy.

Contact us now to arrange your FREE initial site visit - email: naturespace@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 880106/ 07805 428466.

Teacher training

Are you looking for bespoke teacher training? Develop ways to bring the curriculum to life by using your outdoor space.

Training can be run for a whole day, half day or twilight session. Email education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 880107 to discuss your requirements.

Forest School

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has experienced and accredited Forest School practitioners able to deliver one off taster sessions (as an introduction to Forest School) both for students and school staff or we can tailor a programme of weekly sessions around your learning objectives and student's needs. Please contact Duncan Coleman (Environmental Education Services Officer) to discuss options (d.coleman@staffs-wildlife.org.uk, 01889 880106) For more info on Forest School, click here.

Level 3 Forest School Training

Would you like to deliver Forest School in your own setting?

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers a professionally accredited Level 3 course (awarded through Open College Network West Midlands). This course enables educators to deliver Forest School to all ages. Level 3 training includes sessions on pedagogy and holistic development, fire and tool use, woodland management, session planning and how to deliver your own Forest School programme and lots more. See upcoming course poster by clicking here. 

School membership

Schools can become members of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - helping to protect willdife and wild places and also getting some great benefits for your school. Learn more.